Astro Player Pro
10,000 - 50,000 downloads
- Lots of audio and video formats supported
- Radio stations
- Audio boosters & Equalizer
- Navigation should be more intuitive
Astro Player is a full-featured media player
Streaming music might be the future, but some users still prefer playing their own local media files, not depending on any network or mobile data connection. If that's your case, you've come to the right place.
Astro Player allows you to play music, video, podcasts, audiobooks and even radio stations from your mobile device. It supports lots of audio and video formats (mp3, mp4, 3gp, ogg, flac, wav, mid...) and features different tools to get a high-end music experience. Let's name some of them.
Astro Player scans your media library on first launch and organizes it automatically by media type, artists, album and genre. Navigate through Astro Player's built-in file explorer and select any media file located on your SDcard to play it.
Playlists? Of course - create as many as you want, using any media file located on your mobile device. Bookmarks are also supported to provide a quick access to your favorite tracks.
If you are concerned about sound, set it according to your whim using the equalizer and the sound controls. Adjust specific parameters for video, playlists, postcasts and other media files just exactly as you please.
You can literally get lost within the incredible variety of settings. Tweak almost everything: cover art, lyrics (MusiXMatch integration), playback speed, tag scanner, headseat response, hotkeys and actions, backup options... Actually, that last one is quite important: once you've tweaked your Astro Player to your liking, you can keep all your preferences safe on your SDcard by selecting auto-backups.
Astro Player also supports radio streaming. The amount and variety of radio stations should be improved, but it's definitely nice having the chance to take a break from your music and discover new artists for a change of pace.
The only catch of Astro Player is its design: it feels too much like a "file explorer". It should be more visual, add some transition effects and gestures for friendlier navigation.
Regardless, Astro Player is a full-featured media player with almost everything you could possibly need to play your media files locally.
Audio: mp3, ogg, flac, m4b(partial support), mp4, 3gp, mid, wma(not all devices), xmf, mxmf, rtttl,rtx, wav, m4a, amr.
Video: mp4, 3gp
Unlimited number of custom bookmarks
Rewind on pause / after bookmark
Adjustable audio speed (only mp3)
Adjustable speed pitch control
Auto removal of played podcasts
Wi-Fi white/black lists
Gapless and Mono playback
Playlist auto generation based on a selected folder
Search in playlists and music browser
Sorting tracks by rating and play count
M3U playlists support
Select a folder for playback
Resume/pause playback when the headset is plugged/unplugged
Bluetooth headset support
Hotkeys, actions, menu, and buttons organizers
Preloaded Internet Radio stations
Fetching cover arts
Customize mode for skin buttons
Fetch lyrics from the Internet
Lyrics from tags
Custom backup rotation
Playing video in background
Non-Unicode encoding support (displays Artist, Album in your own language for Non-Unicode encodings)
Astro Player Wiki
Astro Player Support Forum
Astro Player Pro purchase issues F.A.Q.
Updated MPG123 codec
Ignore folder feature
Minor bug fixes
- updated bookmark screen
- updated options screen
- add ability to setup actions on double and triple headset clicks and shake
- fix invisible folders for KitKat
- other fixes
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
Hideous. Can't add to existing playlists, every time there's an update I Iose functionality. STOP breaking the program, now I have to find something else to use.
After addressing some fundamental stability problems, I can again recommend this app. There is a new headset menu allowing single/double/triple buttons for wireless headsets. Still, it seems every release brings new bugs along with new features, so upgrade on a different device before upgrading on the device on which you need it to work. When the dev figures out how to prevent regression, t
On 5/14/14 Tags do not persist, tho the file modify stamp does get updated. 2/27/14 dropped to one star, due to unstable, lots of hangs in "normal" navigation. This week, nothing plays, at all! Great functionality, but navigation seems to lack integration, like separate development teams unaware of conflicts.
I have been using this app for a year. It has gotten worse with every release, to the point where with today's release (i'm on kit kat 4.4.2 app version 2.7) I can't even play a media file - the play list gets emptied everytime. Support is absolutely useless - I have posted on their forums in December and things only getting worse. Stay away from this app and save your money. This used to be a 5
Finally that playback speed is fixed all ive been waiting on
The latest rendition of this app is awful. It used to be great. I hate hate hate when apps try to get intuitive, and do the work for you , it always destroys its functionality in my eyes. The playlist functions now are totally worthless along with its file mgmt.capabilities . I want the old app back !!
Updates helped a lot, big plus for shake controls, and auto bookmarks